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221.616.81 Ethics of Public Health Practice in Developing Countries

International Health
4th term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Maria Merritt
Course Instructor:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Provides a forum for discussion and deliberation about ethical issues in the practice of public health (including the conduct of research) in developing countries. Equips students to identify and analyze critical ethical issues and to consider systematically the ethical responsibilities of all parties involved.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify critical ethical issues in the practice of public health (including research) in developing countries
  2. Consider systematically the ethical responsibilities of all parties involved in public health practice in developing countries
  3. Identify resources that may assist in the discussing and use of key ethical concepts in public health practice
  4. Analyze case examples that call for the application of key ethical concepts to developing country contexts
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on attendance, a small-group presentation, and a paper.

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to Abu Dhabi cohort, IIHMR cohort, and previously identified students who must enroll to satisfy requirement

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Enrollment is restricted to specific cohorts

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